Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yes, but a talking mongoose?

Ghosts, like people, come in all styles and varieties. There are stories of evil, wicked, nasty, malevolent spirits as well as shy, retiring, you-don’t-bother-me-and-I-won’t-bother-you types. There are spooks, specters, poltergeists, revenants, pareidolia, and camera flaws. Then, as with people, there … Continue reading

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Was Caravaggio bipolar?

  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) was an Italian artist best known for his dramatic use of lighting and realism. He studied under Simone Peterzano, who studied under Titian, eventually becoming a major influence on the Baroque school … Continue reading

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Introducing UK government’s newest (and probably most productive) member

Larry, a four year old tabby from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home contemplates the state of the world from a window seat inside 10 Downing Street. He has accepted the post of Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, which had … Continue reading

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Where are the anti-war songs of today?

I guess we’ll just have to borrow one from the 60’s. I always get a chill when the muted trumpet comes in. The Association – Requiem for the Masses

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Carjacked after death- George Tobias

Anyone who has seen many war movies knows who George Tobias was, though he will probably be best remembered (unfortunately) as Mr. Kravitz on Bewitched. A professional, all-round character actor, he was fully capable of handling dramatic roles as well … Continue reading

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A bizarre Vermont tale

Anyone who has read the books of Edward Rowe Snow knows that New England has had a wealth of historical characters, eccentrics and bizarre happenings. Vermont is no exception to this, as Joseph A. Citro, a worthy successor to Snow, … Continue reading

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One Last Post About Oscar (for now)

A last little tidbit about Oscar. I checked the German Navy Forum (which has everything you could ever want to know on the subject) concerning the Bismarck’s cat. Opinion seems to be mixed concerning Oscar’s existence, still, no one has … Continue reading

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